before and after…..

    ~in the beginning 2003 or 2004

  ~Spring of 2008

think it’s too much?

   ~at least there is no lawn to mow!

  ~minus the old oak tree it opened  up a large amount of sun growing area..

  ~filled with roses and perennials..


Update: I am a lover of all tree’s, plants and animals. I would never be able to willing cut down a good tree, however our oak tree was planted way too close  to the house and we were getting into trouble with the roots. Also, it was showing signs of decline and suffered a rather severe lightening strike.  We saved the stump and made a planter out of it. And we use the logs left from the trunk as garden stools and accents for a rustic feel through out our garden. It was a difficult decision but unfortunately one we felt we had to make.        ~ here I am using a a piece for a fern stand.


     ~ here is our cat utilizing a stump for a perch.   I feel we have incorporated our oak into our home and garden even though it was a good tree and it had just run it’s course and was too close to our home.  Unfortunately….




7 thoughts on “before and after…..

  1. Absolutely NOT too much. I love it!

    That will always be my goal….no lawn….just plants and flowers. 🙂 My concession to Hubby….lush grass walkways…through my flower beds. Perhaps in 5 years my front beds will be as lush as yours.

    ((hugs)) Rosie

  2. No way is it too much!! It’s fantastic; exactly how I want my yard to look. Thanks for stopping by my site for insight into that mystery flower!!

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  4. no, i don’t think ti’s too much! i like the rambling garden look. how did you feel about taking down the big tree? i’m SO attached to trees, but i also love sunlight in the house. i’ve fallen for a house that is for sale, but the bedrooms are SO dark b/c of the tree out front.

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